1989 - Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles

A snapshot of 1989's best loved single releases, borrowing the top 40 list from the rap nerd's bible that is Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists:

1. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
2. EPMD - So Watch Sayin'
3. Slick Rick - Children's Story
4. Special Ed - I Got It Made
5. Slick Rick - Hey Young World / Mona Lisa
6. Biz Markie - Just A Friend
7. Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator / Warm It Up Kane
8. De La Soul feat Native Tongues - Buddy (Native Tongue Decision)
9. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
10. Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends
11. DOC - It's Funky Enough
12. NWA - Express Yourself / A Bitch Iz A Bitch
13. Eazy E - Eazy-er Said Than Dunn
14. 2 Live Crew - Me So Horny
15. 3rd Bass feat Zev Love X - The Gas Face
16. Stezo - It's My Turn / To The Max
17. LL Cool J - Big Ole Butt
18. Gang Starr - Words I Manifest (Remix)
19. Digital Underground - Doowutchalike
20. Chubb Rock feat Hitman Howie Tee - Ya Badd Chubbs
21. Positive K - A Good Combination
22. YZ & G Rock - In Control Of Things / Thinking Of A Master Plan
23. 3rd Bass - Steppin' To The AM
24. Main Source - Think / Atom
25. Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies / Shake Your Rump
26. Nice & Smooth - Early to Rise / More and More Hits
27. MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha
28. Chill Rob G - Court Is Now In Session
29. MC Sugar Ray & Stranger D - Knock Em Out Sugar Ray
30. Ice T - You Played Yourself
31. Stop The Violence Movement - Self Destruction
32. Boogie Down Productions - Why Is That?
33. Queen Latifah - Dance For Me / Inside Out
34. Low Profile - Pay Ya Dues
35. The Bizzie Boyz - Droppin' It
36. Young MC - Bust A Move
37. Divine Styler feat The Scheme Team - Ain't Sayin Nothin
38. Kwame The Boy Genius featuring A New Beginning - The Rhythm
39. Cool C - The Glamorous Life
40. Tone Loc - Wild Thing

 
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